On the Market: A Snazzy Cape in Hyde Park
266 Fairmount Avenue, Hyde Park
Size: 1,428 square feet
This stylish three-bedroom on Fairmount Hill is the perfect example of how renovating a Cape can go right. It offers a modern twist on the classic home style, creating bold, open living spaces. Aside from its chic interior, practical updates include a new garage and driveway, a new roof, and an upgraded backyard. The sizable green space boasts new pavers and a fire pit that was made to be enjoyed every night this summer.
Not all of the home’s updates are brand new, however. The stone wall in the front yard was repurposed from parts of Old City Hall, and inside, the hanging bars in the bedroom closets are handrails taken from old MBTA cars. In-service MBTA cars can be found down the street—the Fairmount commuter rail stop is a 10-minute walk from the front door.
For information, contact ResCo Homes, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, rescohomes.com.
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